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Oct. 12th, 2007 | 12:15 am

I came up with a sketch to kind of explain what a spin is and decided to make it nice in Inkscape (still not quite finished yet but close):



So here it is in the spins.fedoraproject.org front page mockup:



Also here's what it will look like if you click "get it now!" for one of the spins:



(maybe the graphic in the upper right is too much?)

Any feedback, suggestions, assistance, etc welcomed. :)
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nicubunu

cool

from: nicubunulj
date: Oct. 12th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
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Cool stuff, well done! (agreed, the graphic in hte upper right is a little too much)

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"Spin"?

from: anonymous
date: Oct. 12th, 2007 06:56 am (UTC)
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Why not just use words that have some meaning that people will understand? (Is there some association I'm supposed to have for "Spin"?)

What's the relationship between these "Official Spins"? Does the "Electronics Lab" not have a desktop? Why would I not just get the "Official Desktop Spin" and install the electronics programs I need? (I've never found a Linux distro set-of-programs like this that was at all useful. Nobody uses all the Electronics programs in Fedora. People use one or two, along with desktop apps, and some developer tools, and so on.)

Who's the intended audience for each half of this? Developers? Electronics developers with big headphones? My grandparents?

I'm more confused about Fedora than I was 5 minutes ago. :/

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from: anonymous
date: Oct. 12th, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)
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Try to put the banner in the middle. Otherwise, having none on "get it now" page mockup will suffice.

Luya

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I use KDE, YOO!

from: anonymous
date: Oct. 12th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
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There should be a maximum limit to how much attitude a stock-photo model should express, and those models are way over it...

Nice vector work though. I never heard about "spin" before but it took less than 2 seconds with this drawing to get what it's about.

just my 2c :)

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Re: I use KDE, YOO!

from: anonymous
date: Oct. 12th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
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Agreed.

Very eloquently spoken. :)

The stock models are way over the top. Please do not use these but tone it down.

kthxbai

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mihmo

Re: I use KDE, YOO!

from: mihmo
date: Oct. 12th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
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hi kthxbai :)

you did see the previous post right?

http://mihmo.livejournal.com/47056.html

the stockphotos are just placeholders. i'm actively seeking folks to contribute photos :)

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Live CD Tools?

from: rahulsundaram
date: Oct. 12th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
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Along with pungi and revisor it is also good to mention live cd tools first. Most of the spins are actually using live cd tools since demo'ing a live cd/dvd is a better experience. The order should be

Live CD Tools
Pungi
Revisor

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Jeremy Katz

Re: Live CD Tools?

from: katzj
date: Oct. 12th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
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And actually, as it currently stands, any spins being done are going to be livecd-tools or pungi only.

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Interesting....

from: anonymous
date: Oct. 12th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
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I'm still trying to figure out what it has to do with spin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spin_%28physics%29), though. Or angular momenum in general.

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Jef Spaleta

I'm hungry.....

from: jspaleta
date: Oct. 12th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
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I don't think the graphic banner really explains what a spin is.
It explains the process of putting the spin together, but I don't really think it illustrates what a spin is in terms of its usefulness as a consumable.
To me, the most salient reason for users to care about spins has to be the live nature of them. Collections of software put together with love and care and a sense of style so that you can taste a gourmet selection from the Fedora software buffet, without "installing" the operating system. Spins are gourmet appetizers designed to make you hungry for more Fedora.

To me, each Spin is a hand passed platter of hors'odors, laid out on the serving platter in a way so that that platter is enticing to particular subsets of party goers who've just walled into the front door of Fedora's Rocking Global Party.

And I'm just not sure that the graphic banner captures the fundamental appetizing nature of Spins.

-jef

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Tangoish artwork

from: liviopl.openid.pl
date: Oct. 12th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
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Hi, Mairin,
I see you love tangoish artwork - every clipart uses this style, but you're also working on Echo icons. I don't get it...

-- Livio

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mihmo

Re: Tangoish artwork

from: mihmo
date: Oct. 12th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
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Hi Livio,

I do not work on Echo icons.

~m

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